April 15, 2014

Birds in the Wood

Hello all, thanks for stopping by.  I'm sharing my not-quite-chunky-ATC with you today... it's not really the right dimensions, so basically it's just a hunk of wood really!
However, it seemed the perfect place to stamp the gorgeous robins from the Birds of a Feather plate, making them "birds in the wood".
There's some text stamping in the background...
... some leafy stencilled texture paste...
... as well as some clear-embossed inky stencilling for a dewy look.
The robins themselves are so beautifully detailed... (though it seems American robins are slightly different from British ones).
And helpfully, one looks in one direction and the other faces in the other - very good for composition possibilities!
And the nest may be my favourite stamp in the whole set.  I had great fun getting it to go round corners.
I added some Idea-ology flowers, altered with paint, as well as some cogs.
The little sentiment is mounted over a 7 Gypsies scientific instrument of some sort (information as to its name/purpose very welcome).
And the twine seemed the right sort of rustic accompaniment to finish the whole thing off.
I hope the Spring weather is being kind to you and your robins (US or UK style, or indeed any other nationality)... Have a great week, and I'll see you again soon!

Designer: Alison Bomber
Words and Pictures

15 comments:

Chris Warner said...

A fabulous make Alison, great composition with more of your clever stamping around corners, fab! Chris xxx

Anita Abercrombie said...

Gorgeous as always! Love the soft colours.
Think the device is something to do with opticians!! One of the bits they twiddle over the lenses to take measurements during eye tests.

Jennie Atkinson said...

This is just adorable Alison. The colours are just so wonderfully calming and I love the composition of the birds and the bit of string going "off the block" is fabulous xxx

Redanne said...

It may not be ATC sized but it is a great size to show off your wonderful stamping. I love that honeycomb stenciling in the background and your lovely embellishments. Anne x

Astrid Maclean said...

Great chunk Alison! Love how the stamping goes around the corners too!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A great project with fabulous spring feeling.

Terry said...

Alison, love your chunky hunky woodwork! So pretty and delicate and perfect for spring! Hugs.

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Okay, I officially dub you a genius! This is just too too cool. Love EVERYTHING about it!

Hugs,
Linda

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

It's an adorable hunk of wood Alison...great looks!
Kind regards, Alie :-)

Sue said...

Beautiful as always Alison, and I hope you're right and Spring is here! xx

Diane said...

Love the colors and design Alison.

Hugs Diane

Marci said...

I absolutely love this!

Dagmar said...

I love your spring!

Lisa S. said...

Oh gosh Alison, I think this is my fave project yet. I adore this!!!! Bravo

Jools Robertson said...

Love you fabulous hunk of wood!
Gorgeous stamped images that work so well on the barely there textures
Love the hexagonal effect and the fresh spring leaves

Jools x